Rumors have been circulating for months about Apple’s next iPhone handset – dubbed the “iPhone 5” – and now Samsung’s plans to compete with their Galaxy S2 line are starting to become more clear.
Apple has reportedly made a number of changes and upgrades to its fifth-generation iPhone, including a processor upgrade to the A5 (currently powering the iPad 2), more RAM memory, a better rear camera and a new display size. Even with the iPhone 4 still selling well, the company is projected to sell an astronomical number of iPhone 5 handsets once the phone launches later this fall.
Samsung, of course, hasn’t been sitting idly by and watching Apple innovate without preparing competition in the form of an upgraded Galaxy S2 handset dubbed the “Galaxy S2 Plus”. It’s speculated that the Plus will have a new Super AMOLED display, a faster 1.4 GHz dual core processor and will launch with the upcoming Android operating system, code named “Ice Cream Sandwich”.
While either company’s exact plans for their next handsets aren’t fully clear, what is clear is that Apple is moving away from having Samsung as one of their primary partners in iPhone and iPad production. Samsung currently manufactures chips for many of Apple’s products, but this partnership looks to be falling apart. China Commercial Times recently reported that Apple has locked in a long-term contract with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) that will see all A5 and A6 chip foundry operations move away from Samsung.
Neither Apple nor Samsung has commented on their upcoming products, leaving users to wait and see how they will duel it out in the marketplace.
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